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2022 Nov 10

Dan Med J



Collaboration between the Danish and Swedish hernia registers – a study protocol.


Andresen K, Kroon L, Holmberg H, Öberg S, Rosenberg J, Nordin Pär, de la Croix H
Dan Med J. 2022 Nov 10; 69(12).
PMID: 36458607.


The most common laparo-endoscopic groin hernia repair techniques are TEP (total extraperitoneal) and TAPP (transabdominal preperitoneal) repair. Despite geographic proximity, Swedish surgeons distinctively favour TEP, whereas Danish surgeons prefer TAPP. The aim of this study is to analyse the risk of reoperation for recurrence after TAPP, TEP and Lichtenstein repair using data from two nationwide registers. We also aim to discuss advantages of international collaboration between nationwide registers.